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|BBC NEWS Thursday, 12 January 2006|
Hundreds killed in Hajj stampede
At least 345 Muslim pilgrims have died in a crush during the stone-throwing ritual at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, officials say.
Hundreds of pilgrims have also been injured. A BBC correspondent at the scene in Mina saw dozens of bodies lined up on the ground.
|Mt. Kailash (6741 m)is perhaps the most sacred of Holy Mountains in Tibet. Together with the two lakes of Mansarovar & Rakas, the region is one of the few truly nature wonders of the world.|
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- Beyond its significance to Buddhist and Bön-po, Kailas is revered by both Hindus and Jains. To Hindus, Kailas is the earthly throne of Shiva. This stems from an...
|Irelands holy mountain. You can see the broad pilgrims way even from an eye altitude of 30000 feet||08/25/2005||732|
|The location where a massive midday Shiite religious procession erupted into a chaotic stampede on August 31st, 2005, causing the drowning and trampling deaths of hundreds of pilgrims.||08/31/2005||1,134|
|A historical site, in whitch the pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, starting the first colonies. Users from the US would want to download it because it is the "Birthplace" of the contry.||12/10/2005||754|
|Site of an early English settlement wiped out by Miles Standish and the Pilgrims of Plymouth. The placemark actually denotes the location of the May Pole that the settlers erected, much to the dismay of their Puritan neighbors.|
|'All roads lead to Rome' (Omnes viae Romam perducunt) |
once upon a time this was not so far from the truth. In the Middle Ages pilgrims converged on the spiritual home of European christianity from all over the continent, upon arrival in Italy following the route that linked Rome with Canterbury - the Via Francigena, which, together with the Camino de Santiago, was the principal spiritua...
|Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen), considered the most significant church in Norway, is located in Trondheim. It was the cathedral of the Norwegian archdiocese, from its establishment in 1152 until its abolition in 1537. Since the Reformation, it has been the cathedral of the Lutheran bishops of Trondheim or Nidaros. The architectural style of the cathedral is romanesque and gothic. It was an im...||04/12/2009||620|
|The Camino de Santiago through Northern Spain is the longest footpath in the world. Cap Finisterre is the end of the Camino, "the road under the stars." Pilgrims in the medieval world followed the pale arm of Milky Way. It pointed to the edge of the known world: Cap Finisterre, Galicia. Galicia has a very Celtic landscape. |
On Nov. 11, 2002 there occurred a huge oil-tanker disaster (the ...
|The sanctuary or relic of the Islam.
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This is the Great Mosque in the Islamic Holy City of Makkah. Every year thousands of Hajjis (Muslim pilgrims) gather here to worship Allah on the Hajj (pilgrimage). The box in the centre is the Kaaba, a shrine built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael. Although it is white here, every year in January the Ka...||07/29/2005||2,478|
|Located on the Red Sea coast, this city is the largest city in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia and its principal port in the region. Jeddah occupies an area of 560 square kilometres and stretches for 80km north to south along its coastline.|
The discovery of oil deposits in Saudi Arabia in 1936 changed the face of Jeddah. Traditionally a point of entry for pilgrims on their a...
|Thetford Priory is a Cluniac Priory located at Thetford, Norfolk, England.|
One of the most important East Anglian monasteries, it was founded in 1103 by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk and dedicated to Our Lady.
In the 13th century, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a vision to locals requesting the addition to the site of a Lady Chapel. During its const...